Naomi Wild, best known for writing and singing for Odesza on the song “Higher Ground,” has begun to take her first steps as her own artist with her new single “Run That.” An electronic beat-masher filled with Wild’s simmering vocal work—engulfed as it is in a blaring of distant horns and feral percussion. Unafraid to dip into the darker intimacies of her heart and mind, Wild cuts through any pop-redundancies and gets at the core of her emotions—a profound feat for someone so new to songwriting and singing in general.
But clearly the new artist has hit the ground running since coming to unexpected fame after her chance collaboration with Odesza, and previous songs like “Howlin” really drive home just how much of a natural Wild appears to be in already establishing her voice and sound.
Listen to Naomi Wild’s new single “Run That” below!
The cover art for “Run That” itself—which features a tender-gazing Wild looking-on as she hugs the golden-prosthetic legs of her girlfriend: model, actress, and activist Lauren Wasser—poignantly adds a whole other layer to the single’s title. Between all those biting deliveries and fiery passion, the song is as much a demand for self-love as it is one tied deeply to the complex tangle that comes with any relationship.
Naomi Wild will be performing on March 21 at the free music and art monthly at The W. You can RSVP below.
Wild will be performing with Odesza at a number of festival dates as well, including Sundara, Ultra, and Boston Calling. Visit her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.